Monuments and Memorials : What are monuments made of?
|Monuments are usually made of granite, marble or bronze. Granite is the most common material. It is available in many colors and is the most durable of the choices. Marble monuments are usually white in color. The surface will wear away over time due to the environment. Bronze is a brown man made metal used most often for flat markers and statues.
Information from the New York State Monument Builder's Association
Cleaned and restored monuments in Waddington, NY's Old Brookside Cemetery
The Cemetery Lettering Film from Railroad Productions on Vimeo.